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Title: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Cory Ander on January 06, 2007, 01:10 AM
Please note that the method has now changed.  Please see here for new details:

http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1475.msg36034#msg36034 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=1475.msg36034#msg36034)



1.0   Background and Scope:

This procedure summarises how to the upload photos.  The procedure is also suitable for uploading other attachment types (i.e. txt, doc, pdf and mpg formats).

When uploading photos, the following constraints currently apply (subject to change):


Before you can upload your photos, you need to resize and compress them.  This ensures that:


2.0   Resizing and Compressing Your Photos:

Use any suitable photo-editing software (e.g. PaintShop Pro, Paint-Brush, Photoshop, etc), to edit your photos, as follows:


Save you photo, with a suitable file name, for later retrieval

3.0   Uploading Your Photos:

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I hope this is helpful.  Please let me know (message me) if you wish to suggest improvements in content or clarity.

Regards,
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Admin Tom on January 06, 2007, 10:33 AM
Thanks Cory, I have made this a sticky topic so all can benefit.

Thanks,
Stew ;D
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Chilli Prawn on January 17, 2007, 11:17 AM
Magic our Morris, a spliffing good explanation.  Pass the cheese grommitt.

Thank you Cory
CP
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: King Prawn on January 21, 2007, 08:00 PM
Just wondering if we can post videos here for others to download ans watch if they wanted to?

KP(V)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Admin Tom on January 24, 2007, 06:13 PM
There is a section for videos, just underneath the photos board.

S
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: King Prawn on January 24, 2007, 07:59 PM
There is ???  :o :o :o :o

Well, you learn something new each day!  ;) :) :) :) :) :)

Thanks, Do you want a video of a guy making Dosa's at the local Mela last year? - I sould be aboe to find it somewhere......

KP(V)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Paul-B on May 14, 2007, 10:19 AM
How do you insert pictures in the body of the text of a post? I can follow the procedure above as far as inserting a picture, but when I click on the preview button the post doesn't show the inserted picture, just the text. What I'd like to do is show pictures in the body of the text describing the various stages in making my base and curry.

TIA
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Cory Ander on May 14, 2007, 02:57 PM
Hi Paul-B,

I think it places all the photos after the text?  Unless someone else knows differently?

Regards,
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Domi on June 23, 2007, 02:08 PM
Hi Folks ;)

You could also register for a free account at photobucket and use the image tags to post a link to your photo.....it saves the forum's bandwidth and storage space (if there's any limits).

here's the link to photobucket....

http://smg.photobucket.com/
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Cory Ander on November 23, 2009, 04:17 AM
UPDATE (November 2009)

Please note that the method of posting images on the forum has changed.

Rather than posting them directly, please upload them to the cr0 image hosting server here:

http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/ (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/)

The process is pretty self explanatory.

Maximum image size is 1MB, but significantly smaller sizes will usually suffice.

You should resize your image to around 600 - 700 pixels wide by 450 - 525 pixels high (preserving the aspect ratio of your image).

Free photo-editing software can be found here:  http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol (http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol)

Copy and paste one of the supplied links into your post on this forum and your image (or a link to it if you use "Direct Link") will appear directly in your post.  If you copy and paste the "Embed on Bulletin Boards" link, your images will appear directly in your post.

Please refrain form using other methods to post your images.

This method has been established to ensure that the forum does not lose any photos in the future (which may happen if you use your own image hosting server).

It has also been established to overcome capacity issues on the forum, that have occurred from time to time, when posting images directly on the forum.

I hope this is sufficiently clear to enable members to post their images in this preferred manner.

Please don't hesitate to raise any queries you may have.
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: snowdogmistymoon on January 03, 2011, 01:07 PM
:D
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Razor on January 03, 2011, 01:42 PM
Snowdog,

Do this mean that you have worked it out?

Ray :)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: snowdogmistymoon on January 03, 2011, 03:09 PM
My photo would not upload, still trying to figure it out.
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Razor on January 03, 2011, 03:43 PM
Hi Snow,

Where are you upto?  Let's see if we can help

Ray :)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: snowdogmistymoon on January 03, 2011, 04:37 PM
Hi Ray,

Thank you for your help.  I uploaded the photo then I copied and paste, wrote what I wanted but the photo did not come out. So not sure what happened.
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Razor on January 03, 2011, 04:58 PM
Hi Snow,

so, I take it that you used the cr0 imaging site here? http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/ (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/)

If so, what you then need to do is, upload the photo.  A series of boxes will appear with links in them, you need to click in the box entitled Direct Link.  This should then turn blue.  Right click, then press copy. Now, go to your original thread and click on the Icon that looks like a picture in a frame. IMG IMG should appear in your text.  Now, inbetween both IMG's, right click and select paste.

This should do it.  If you want to check that the upload has been successful, click on the preview button, and scroll up.  You should see a preview of what you post will look like on the forum.  If you are happy with that, then post your thread.

Hope that helps mate, if not, give us a nudge, and we'll work it out.

I'm currently attempting to do a pictorial guide for uploading images, but it's taking some time.  Hopefully, I will have it complete by this evening.  It should help, as it can be a bit confusing if you've never done it before.

All the best,

Ray
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Razor on January 03, 2011, 06:29 PM
Hi Snow,

Sorry mate, I put you on a wild goose chase there.  Re-read my post.  I suggested that you should have clicked on "Embedded Link" it should actally be "Direct Link", sorry for any confusion.

Ray :)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: snowdogmistymoon on January 06, 2011, 01:40 PM
No problem, thanks for your help, I will try again. :)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Razor on January 06, 2011, 05:41 PM
Hi Snowdog,

Take a look at this mate http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=5333.0 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=5333.0)  It's not great, but it may make things a little clearer, fingers crossed.

Ray :)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Stu-pot on March 10, 2015, 09:58 AM
Hi Cory Ander.   I hadn't seen this post before I up loaded two pictures.   I hope it doesn't cause problems.  Apologies if it does.  I noticed it's been a few years since you posted this new way of uploading photos, Has this site been updated for ease of use yet?

Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Les on March 10, 2015, 10:12 AM
Don't think CA will mind, He has been gone 2 or 3 years now ;)
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Stu-pot on March 10, 2015, 02:29 PM
Has he. Where's he gone mate?   Cheek of it!   I've been stuck here... Lol.  Thanks les.  I'll have another go tomorrow..cheers




Mr. Punter
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: livo on April 11, 2018, 09:26 PM
Is this still the preferred method? I've just been using the "Attachments and other options" function under the text entry box which affords no option to place images and simply tags them at the bottom of a post.

This outlined method from 2009 is a bit drawn out and disjointed.  It is very clunky but it does work.

I used to use a different forum that had excellent control over placement of uploaded images inline in posts simply be checking a checkbox.
Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on April 11, 2018, 09:58 PM
Hard to know what is recommended, to be honest.  I normally upload from Picasa, then insert the relevant URL in an [ IMG ] ... [ /IMG ] element, but you can also use
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http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/ and then just paste the proffered BB code.  However, this won't automatically resize the image for you, so you may need to add (e.g.), " width=640" in the opening [ IMG ] tag.  The following is an example of the latter technique, with width=320

** Phil.

 (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/c23525fd6f5673237f58fe991c8a5671.jpg) (http://westberryhotel.com/welcome/Dibond/Mid-blue-W-on-dark-ground,%20gold%20lettering,%20smaller%20mandala,%20enhanced%20central%20saturation.pdf)

Title: Re: How to Upload Your Photos
Post by: livo on April 11, 2018, 10:20 PM
Hmm. Code editing to place images in a forum post in 2018. :(